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I won’t count how many days we’ve been in self-isolation, all that I do know is the importance it holds in preventing the spread of the virus. Perhaps the most dangerous aspect of COVID-19 is its ability to go undetected in carriers for up to two weeks and even then, your symptoms may be so mild you may not realise you have it. That’s what Greta Thunberg suspected. Now, you can gain assistance from Siri with advice if you believe you may have the coronavirus.

Currently only available in the United States, you can ask Siri if you have coronavirus and using information provided by the Center for Disease Control and the United States Public Health Service, she will then consult on your symptoms. For anyone without life threatening symptoms, you are advised to stay home and avoid contact with people and those with severe symptoms are asked to consider calling 911.

Whilst Siri takes no place of a doctor, the update comes after Apple has promoted telehealth applications on the App Store. According to John Hopkins University, the global count of total confirmed cases has topped 417, 582 cases.

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